Pentagon officials had stated Wednesday that they believed 51 laboratories in 17 states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries might have received samples of live anthrax inadvertently. Rhode Island provides been added to the list also. CBSN Pentagon says number of live anthrax shipments may continue to rise Pentagon officials admitted it may have accidentally shipped more samples of live anthrax than currently known. CBSN’s Elaine Quijano and Kristin. The exposure occurred after a U.S. Army facility near Salt Lake Town, Utah, Dugway Proving Surface, shipped a live batch of Anthrax accidentally. The facility irradiated, or ‘killed,’ the samples before shipping them to commercial and government labs, however the procedure apparently didn’t work. There were no suspected or verified cases of anthrax disease among any employees in any of the labs that experienced received the samples, and the Pentagon says that any employee who may have been exposed has been closely monitored.In single cell lifestyle research at Columbia University INFIRMARY, Serge Przedborski, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the guts for Engine Neuron Biology and Disease, and his colleagues discovered that astrocytes expressing a mutated type of a gene, superoxide dismutase , killed just the neurons that degenerate in ALS, not really other styles of neurons, and that was because of a soluble toxic element released by the astrocytes. If this toxic element could be identified in potential studies, this finding might offer novel approaches for ALS therapy. Przedborski, who’s the Page & William Dark Professor of Neurology and professor of pathology and cell biology at Columbia’s College of Doctors & Surgeons.